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NATG III Day 15 - Excited Ghoul

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Published: August 31, 2013
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I awoke to the sound of scrabbling hooves, and a buzzing sound, outside our shelter. A quick glance towards the ledge confirmed that Azure was still asleep, meaning she wasn't the one outside. I headed over to a window and cautiously peeked out, promptly spotting another feral ghoul trotting along the road outside, looking up at a spiny bug known as a bloatsprite. I chuckled quietly as the ghoul followed the bug's meandering flight, periodically jumping up to try and catch it in a manner akin to a dog chasing a butterfly. The ghoul's amusing antics continued for a short time before nearly catching the bug with a great twisting leap. Unfortunately, he did come close enough to get the bloatsprite's attention, and it proceeded to fire several spines at the ghoul after he landed. The ghoul let out a shocked whinny as the spines struck him between the shoulder blades, and he promptly galloped off towards the town center.

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This is my submission for Day 15 of Equestria Daily's Newbie Artist Training Grounds III - Draw an excited pony/Draw a pony charged up! Another of the feral ghouls that inhabit this ruined town has appeared, behaving in a manner that a lot of wastelanders wouldn't expect from these 'mindless horrors'. I'm not sure how feral ghouls actually behave within Fallout: Equestria itself (as I've still read only a tiny part of it so far), but I tend to headcanon that they behave much like simple herd animals when they aren't any living ponies around. That would be why this one is playing with the bloatsprite, and also partly why the maid (from Day 9) allowed Nocturne to lead her off.

I have attempted to draw the ghoul in the middle of a twisting leap, but I don't think I quite got it to look like he's actually twisting around in mid-air. I also didn't bother to draw the upper remnants of Nocturne's shelter, including the ledge that Azure is hidden on (though from this angle, the ledge itself would not likely be visible). But you can at least see the location of the stream that Nocturne found Azure next to.

Credit goes to :iconhasbroplz: and :iconfyre-flye: for creating MLP:FiM, to Interplay and Bethesda for creating/expanding the Fallout universe, and to Kkat for merging these into Fallout: Equestria.

Special thanks to :iconphoekun: for creating the NATG event, and to all the people that help to run it.

NATG III events participated in: 15 (out of 15)
Individual ponies drawn: 31 + 1 non-pony.

=DShou's 100 Drawing by the End of the Year Challenge: 27/100. Number of such pictures currently vectored: 4/100.
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